The dates for the return of this year's award-winning Isle of Wight festival Ventnor Fringe have been announced.

Celebrating its 15th year, artist registrations are now open for anyone who would like to bring a show to this year's event.

Modelled on the famous Edinburgh Fringe, hundreds of performers took part in 2023,
spanning circus, theatre, comedy, cabaret, music and visual arts, in pop up venues and
spaces throughout Ventnor.

A new box office record was also set, with 12,000 tickets sold.

Meanwhile, popular Island drag artist Quivers has been revealed as the winner of the Ventnor Fringe Audience Choice Award, winning the converted trophy and £500 prize.

Over 1,200 votes were cast by audiences, for their favourite act at the festival.

Isle of Wight County Press: Fanny Quivers with the award.Fanny Quivers with the award. (Image: Ventnor Fringe)

Runners-up included EarsPeeled and Jack Clay’s Comedy Club.

‘Fringe’ Festivals are open to anyone to take part, both amateur and professional, and in particular are popular as spaces to test out new material.

Co-Director Jack Whitewood said: “We were really excited to see big names like Richard Herring and Sophie Ducker testing out new material last year, as well as Ahir Shah going on to win the Edinburgh Comedy Award, following a work in progress preview in Ventnor.”

Other alumni of the festival have gone on to win MOBO’s, Grammys and Writers Guild
Awards as well as commissions for Netflix, BBC and ITV.

This year, an Artists Handbook has been published providing advice and information
about how the festival operates and artists are reminded to apply before the deadline of March 31.

Ventnor Fringe returns from July 19 to 28.

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